18 March 2019
18 March 2019, Comments Comments Off on Truma and Alde join forces in North America
Truma and Alde join forces in North America

Truma North America will integrate Alde into its new headquarters which opens in Elkhart, IN later in 2019. They will combine forces sharing a mutual service network, logistics and warehousing, and sales team to support both OEM and retail customers throughout North America. Moving to Elkhart will also allow Alde to be closer to OEM customers and will continue pre-assembly of its heating systems and distribution.

Alde began business in 2012 in North America and is a sister company to Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH & Co. KG which established its North America headquarters in Elkhart, IN in 2013. Both companies were originally established in 1949 and in 2019 they are celebrating their 70th anniversaries.

Similar to the Truma Combi, the Alde Compact 3020, produced in Sweden, is a hydronic heating system for both radiant heating and hot water. Thanks to its compact construction, the system takes up very little space and also offers underfloor heating and continuous hot water. It is fueled by LPG or electricity (120 V). It can also be fueled by both at the same time when you need maximum power, providing all-season comfort. 

Tomas Haglund, CEO of Alde Sweden said: “Adding another comfort system to the Truma North America portfolio will strengthen relationships with OEM’s and dealers as Truma and Alde both cater to the premium RV market. Truma’s new North America headquarters will include a state-of-the-art climate chamber, where we will be able to test both Alde and Truma comfort systems in real world conditions and help OEM’s install premium heating systems.” 

Gerhard Hundsberger, President and CEO of Truma North America commented: “We are excited to have Alde join our team in Elkhart and to add Alde Systems to our portfolio. Alde has already established strong customer relationships here in North America and we are happy to expand the customer base and educate OEM’s about the advantages of installing innovative, quiet furnaces and water heaters. Alde systems are synergetic with Truma comfort systems with superior quality and technology.”